President of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania is the first Baltic country to become associate member of CERN

2018-01-09

Tuesday, January 9, Vilnius  The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that Lithuania became associate member state of CERN.

In June 2017, an agreement was signed between Lithuania and CERN at the Presidential Palace, which was unanimously ratified by the Seimas in December. 

Associate membership in CERN - one of the world's largest and most advanced research organizations - allows Lithuania to participate in scientific research programmes as well as to take part in meetings of the CERN Council and its committees. Lithuanian doctoral candidates, students and research associates will be eligible for employment and internship at CERN.  

Lithuania's relationship with CERN, which began almost 15 years ago, now opens up new opportunities for collaboration in innovative business and entitles Lithuanian industry to bid for CERN contracts. 

Among the three Baltic states, Lithuania is the first to become an associate member of CERN in recognition of its significant progress in science, technology and innovation.

At the initiative of the President, a business incubation center of CERN will be established in Lithuania that will host companies open to knowledge and science.  It will be the tenth CERN business incubator operating throughout its member states. 

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti are expected to meet in Davos during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. A delegation from CERN is schdule to visit Lithuania this year.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2018.01.09 14:08

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